What has struck me since creating the Farm is the close link between the brides who love the farm, and their love of quality food and green issues.
We are proud to hold the protection and enhancement of the environment and sustainable development as one of our core beliefs.
We are partners in the global Buy1Give1 initiative and we give back in meaningful and impactful ways. When couples request a wedding pack, we give 7 days of life saving water to a family in Ethiopia.
In addition, if after receiving a pack a couple decides to come and look at our venue, we give one domestic chicken to a family in Kenya so that they have nutrition and a sustainable income for life.
Lastly when you book your wedding at the farm, we will give a goat to a rural family in Kenya - the goat provides a small amount of income to the family through the sale of anti-HIV goats milk and goats meat. In the long term, the production of other products such as soap, cheese, and yoghurt for sale at local markets will create additional income as well.
This is a summary of our giving to date:
Some of our environmental awards can be seen here on our Credibility & Awards and include being awarded GOLD by the Green Business Scheme!
So far in the short time that we have been trading, we have educated over 1000 children about where food comes from and the importance of respecting the environment; worked with various third sector groups to provide social support for both children and adults; taught over 700 people to cook and carry on enjoying the love of quality food; and retained our status as a working hill farm.
All staff employed at The Wellbeing Farm are local to the area. We make every effort to source local suppliers and provenance of food is a value which underpins the business
Finally I must mention our toilet twinning – We wanted to give something back which was important to people’s lives but also linked with our environmental core. I happened by accident to come across the Toilet Twinning site and we have now twinned all our toilets and will keep on twinning every year! A bit of fun with charitable benefits and our guests love it!
“What an amazing place – Celia thank God that you had a vision and left the NHS! I’ve had a completely brilliant day – very relaxing, exciting and lovely food and a special ambience” Lesley x